Hangout Bar & Grill subscribes to gPOS service

The management at Jaco’s new “Hangout CR Bar & Grill” have followed suit with the GreenRoom and decided to deploy a locally supported Point of Sale system.   And why not?  gPOS has the largest user base in the Jaco area.  Not to mention stellar support from a locally based company.

Working closely with the GreenRoom owners the Hangout management decided to leverage GeckoTech’s gPOS managed service for a number of reasons:

  1. Unparalleled support.  The ability to call a support line and KNOW that the other end will answer and provide timely and professional support.
  2. Managed service options that eliminate large capital outlay for expensive, but necessary, operational systems.
  3. Continuity of management/control interfaces with sister restaurant the GreenRoom.  GreenRoom uses gPOS as well, so management teams from both properties will be able to step in for the others.

Welcome to the gPOS group of satisfied users.

Side Street.. A promising bistro and gPOS user

The wonderful thing about having successful customers?   They grow, prosper, and become repeat customers for new venues and business.   Such is the case with Danny Clark.  Owner of Graffiti.  Unequivocally Jaco’s trendiest and tastiest dining spot.   Well we are expecting Danny to “hit another homerun” with his latest venue “Side Street Bistro”.   Side Street is purportedly a great sandwich spot.  And I hope so as I love a great sandwich.  At any rate, Danny recognizes that one should “stick with what works”.   And in this case it is relationship with GeckoTech and his reliance on GeckoTech to deliver and support technology to streamline his operations and make him even more competitive than he might already be.  To this end, GeckoTech has been asked to recommission a 2 terminal, 3 printer gPOS system for the property.   We are excited to do so, and expect that with Danny’s continued success will be the addition of other GeckoTech Technology amenities to improve the diner’s overall experience. Such as gLoyalty for branding and rewarding those frequent diners..  Or gStream to allow real time streaming of restaurant activity to the Side Street Web Site.   Well, the list goes on and on.

RoadHouse opens Coffe Shop in Uvita. Exploits gPOS system

Bob Swanson learned a long time ago that it is a safer to “Call in the pros” than to try and build your POS.   This was also the case for Bob’s newest venture “The Road House Coffee Shop”.  Bob turned to the experts at GeckoTech to help him with his second POS system deployment in Costa Rica..    “RaodHouse is a spectacular little sandwich shop off the caratera in Uvita.  Bob’s past experience with GeckoTech, “do as you say and say as you do”, made it an easy decision to “go with GeckoTech” again for his new coffee shop.   GeckoTech helped Bob deploy a single SeePoint terminal running gPOS as both a server and terminal.   A single rcpt/command printer serves the small operation quite well.  We believe that Bob’s delicious sandwiches will turn the town upside down, and he will need to increase his restaurant floor-space and eventually require more terminals to support the increased revenue.   Good luck Bob, and thanks for being a valued repeat customer!!

JacoBeachBar (aka The Point) installs gPOS

The Point is a great little restaurant/bar right on the beach..  It seats only 40 people so you gotta get their early if you want a “good view” of the sunset.   Location makes The Point a great gathering location for both locals and tourists alike.   The result?  A busy bar in desperate need of a Point of Sale system that would eliminate guest/waiter confusion and improve the overall customer experience.   Voila….   gPOS!!   The Point, like so many of GeckoTech’s current customers opted to take advantage of the “bring your own device” concept and hence sourced its own Asus 10″ android tablet.   This saved them a significant amount in upfront costs, while ensuring a more robust (and if necessary, easier to replace) POS terminal for the waitstaff.   Since the deployment of gPOS, the restaurant’s accountability has improved immensely.   The owner’s Tod and Tatiana are able to see sales real time, as well as spot trends on items and “days of week”.    It is hoped the savings in operational overhead (as afforded by gPOS) will generate a funding source for their gStream project/requirement slated in 2014.

Paparazzi Italian restaurant joins ranks of gPOS users

Paparazzi, an established local restaurant, with tico owners that are among some of Jaco’s first developers, has deployed a single terminal gPOS system for tracking restaurant sales.   The system has also been configured to provide time tracking for all employees, as well as “account balance” tracking for those repeat customers that have credit terms with the restaurant.  Maria Salazar Pirola, owner of Paparazzi and sister hotel Sol del Oro, has trained her daughters to use the system for all order taking thus improving the restaurants overall accountability an order of magnitude.   Welcome aboard the gPOS train Maria!!

Breeze re-brands itself as Papichulos

Local Jaco restaurant, Breeze, has reopened its doors after an 18 month hiatus.   At the same time they are re-branding themselves and upgrading their GeckoPOS system to the latest version thus allowing priced modifiers and proximity credentialing (as well as countless other updates/fixes over the past 18 months).   Good luch Papichulos.

BohioGrill enhances GeckoPOS with Proximity Technology

BohioGrill, a long time user of various GeckoTech technologies, has recently upgraded its GeckoPOS to include proximity card technology to allow better (more secure) credentialing for Waitstaff and employee access.  Previously, employees simply entered a  four digit PIN code that could easily be passed verbally.  Now, with the GeckoAccess add-on, each employee is issued a card, and each card as UNIQUE ID encoded/embedded using  proximity technology.  The card (aka token) is then used to gain access to the GeckoPOS.  This enhancement helps minimize internal fraud.

Jaco Blu : Jaco’s private beach club

Jaco has recently seen the arrival a new and unique venue.  Jaco Blu.   A beach club with bar/dining facilities, pool, beach access, parking, bathrooms, etc..   It is a welcome addition for all those folks from SJO that must fight for parking, and then scramble to find places to eat and bathe on their weekend jaunts.  Jaco Blu owner, Mike Maher, turned to GeckoTech for his Point of Sale requirements..  Mike’s priority:  SERVICE.   With all of his equipment exposed as an Open-Air venue, he knew equipment would need regular upkeep and service.  GeckoTech to the rescue with GeckoPOS.

Seaside spins back up..

Seaside (originally known as “Seaside Diner” and “The Fish Shack”) will be reopening its doors this coming fall (high season). The management team has been extended to include not only the original owner/operator Marcel Gauthier, but also restaurant consultant Stephen Carlson. The revamped, rebranded restaurant will leverage many of GeckoTech’s key technologies such as GeckoPOS, GeckoWatch, GeckoPower, and GeckoGreen (energy management). GeckoTech is confident that by exploiting its technologies, Seaside will be serious contender as a “go to place” in Jaco.

Wishbone steps into 21st century with GeckoTech

Wishbone, Jaco’s oldest family owned/operated restaurant, has long been a staple for the Jaco surf community. Both locals and tourists. Wishbone is known as the restaurant with consistent food and drink. Wishbone, up until October of this year has been operating by hand. Hand receipts, hand time tracking, hand chits… In order to stay competitive Wishbone saw the need to leverage technologies such as Point of Sale, and Video Surveillance. Which of course drives additional requirements such as Power Backup. Step in GeckoTech: With managed services such GeckoPOS, GeckoWatch, and GeckoPower, Wishbone is able to realize its dream of automating without the “breaking the bank”. Welcome aboard Wishbone!!